George Schuster will represent Ridgefield in a dance competition supporting the Connecticut Fisher House.

The national nonprofit, Fisher House Foundation, is a home away from home for the families of US military members and veterans recovering from injuries. Operating off the generosity of the public, the lodging at each house is free so that families can stay with loved ones without worry. There are 54 Fisher Houses nationwide.

Since 1990, they have provided services for over 142,000 military families who have stayed more that 3.6 million days supporting their soldier during rehabilitation. Fisher houses have saved these families more than $167 million in lodging and transportation costs.

The Connecticut Fisher House is on the campus of the VA Hospital in West Haven. It was completed in December and is taking guests in February.

On Saturday, March 10, a banquet gala will take place at the Mystic Marriott in Groton, and serve to raise funds for the support of the Fisher House.

The event will include general dancing, a banquet dinner, silent auction, professional show, and the Dancing with Our Heroes Ballroom Dance Competition, featuring US military veterans and active duty members, partnered with professional ballroom dance instructors from Fred Astaire Dance Studios in the New England Area.

For more information: www.dancingwithourheroes.com